Real Estate Agents

Jan 2021Karen Millers

A selling agent, or sales agent, is essentially a real estate agent who specialises in selling property and who receives a commission upon the successful sale of a property.

To lawfully act as a sales agent, any person selling property must hold a real estate license in the state in which they operate.

As an investor, it’s essential to always remember that a sales agent ultimately works for the vendor and their fundamental goal is to secure a sale.  It is considered a conflict of interest for an agent to act for both the vendor and the buyer and so you should not expect financial or investment advice from a real estate agent.

However, a sales agent can still be a useful contact that can help you find out about trends in the local property market and alert you to properties that may be of interest.

A real estate agent who is also a QPIA member will have the qualifications to better understand your financial goals and circumstances.

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We strive to bring accountability, ethics, and education to the property investment industry.

PIPA exists to improve the professional standards of anyone providing property investment advice to consumers. Our voluntary Code of Conduct means that members adhere to a high set of professional standards to help protect consumers. Qualified Property Investment Advisers (QPIAs®) have the highest form of industry-recognised, specialist training and can be trusted to provide tailored and unbiased advice to consumers.

PIPA also regularly produces research, analysis, and publications to help educate our members, media, and consumers about the property investment sector.

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